Making puzzles is a very fun and entertaining hobby to do alone or in company. There are true fans of this hobby, true experts capable of assembling puzzles of thousands of pieces for hours. But there are also more sporadic and newbies who start little by little. Sometimes it is easy to get stuck, but do not get overwhelmed because we are going to give you tips and tricks to assemble puzzles without getting frustrated.
STEPS TO ASSEMBLE A PUZZLE
If you are starting out in the world of puzzles , these tips will be very useful for you to choose the one you need and get hooked every day to this fun hobby. These are our tips so you know how to assemble puzzles successfully:
CHOOSE A PUZZLE SUITABLE FOR YOUR LEVEL
It is necessary to start from less to more if you have never done one. Choose one suitable for your level, both by number of pieces and by image. It is not recommended to start with a 10,000-piece monochrome puzzle, because it would be very complex for you.
If you are an adult, you could start with a 500-piece puzzle , with an image that has several colors or easily distinguishable elements separately. The little ones can start puzzle or 24 – piece puzzles and gradually gradually increase the difficulty.
CHOOSE A PLACE WHERE YOU ARE COMFORTABLE
It may seem obvious, but sometimes we start to assemble the puzzle anywhere, without taking into account several very important aspects: that it is an area with good light , so your eyes won’t get so tired; the size of the table or surface to fit the assembled puzzle and the loose pieces around. These are just some of the aspects that you should take into account before getting down to work.
Another important aspect is mobility, that is, that you can access it from any of its sides without having to stretch too much or having to move furniture. Taking all this into account, you will create the perfect climate. You can add a little music if you concentrate better.
ALWAYS HAVE THE PUZZLE IMAGE AT HAND
It is very important to always have the original image of the puzzle visible. In this way, it can serve as a guide during the assembly process. Do not leave it lying anywhere, always well visible so that at a glance you can have it as a reference. This will be much easier for you.
CLASSIFY AND DIVIDE THE PIECES
The previous points are the preparation, but when you have already considered all those aspects it is time to get down to it. This is the most widely used trick in the world, possibly, and the one that can help you finish your puzzle successfully without taking too long. We refer to the classification of the pieces. We recommend that you distribute the pieces in different groups with these criteria:
Put all the pieces of the edges of the puzzle together : they are easy to find, because they are those that have one of the sides completely straight. If they have two sides, they are the corners, so separate them too. Classify by colors and textures : if it is a puzzle with many colors, divide your pieces into those that have the same tone or those that you see that contain the same texture. For example: if it contains pieces of green color and it shows that they are tree tops, put them together and set them apart.
START AT THE EDGES
The pieces that limit the puzzle are the least numerous, compared to the rest. If you’ve sorted by color, it won’t be too difficult for you to put the pieces on each of the four sides together.
Little by little, you will form the complete frame of the puzzle and this will help you to know first how much space the entire puzzle will occupy. It will also give you an injection of initial morale to continue in good spirits.
CONTINUE THROUGH THE EASIEST OR MOST RECOGNIZABLE PARTS
We recommend starting with the simplest, so that a part is already made. The easiest thing may be to search for a very recognizable element in the image. For example: if it is a family photograph, you can start assembling the pieces that correspond to the figure of this person. In the same way if there are very different objects.
IF YOU GET STUCK, REST
Unless you are in a competition, and it is surely not the case, do not get frustrated if you get stuck at some point or do not know where to go. If you feel tired or frustrated, change your activity: go for a walk, put on the TV or simply leave it for another day.
It’s about enjoying doing it, don’t force yourself to be many hours in a row if you don’t feel like it. If you take your time, you will always do it in the best mood and enjoying the process.